Giannis Antetokounmpo Scores the 2019 NBA MVP Award

Lou Williams, Luka Dončić and Pascal Siakam also win big at the awards.

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Giannis “the Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo has been crowned the NBA’s Most Valuable Player of the 2018 – 2019 season, finishing third in the league in points (27.7), sixth in rebounding (12.5), 21st in assists (5.9), 10th in blocks (1.5) and first in player efficiency rating (30.95) along with leading the Milwaukee Bucks to an NBA-best 60-22 record this season. The 24-year-old superstar proves triumphant as he beats out Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George and dethrones reigning MVP James Harden.

Aside from Antetokounmpo’s MVP win, the league awarded Sixth Man of the Year to Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers and Defensive Player of the Year to Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz for the second year in a row. The Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam was named Most Improved Player, while the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Dončić is Rookie of the Year. Mike Budenholzer, who just finished his first season as Head Coach of the Bucks, was awarded Coach of the Year.

Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies took home the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award and NBA Sportsmanship Award, the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal was awarded the NBA Cares NBA Community Assist Award, Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics received the Hustle Award and former MVP Derrick Rose nabbed the House of Highlights Moment of the Year Award with his impressive 50-point game during the season. Meanwhile, Robin Roberts received the Sager Strong Award, Bucks GM Jon Horst was awarded Basketball Executive of the Year and Samuel L. Jackson presented the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.

In case you missed it, here’s a full list of the 2019 NBA Draft Class.

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